These are random signs and messages I saw along the way during my travels. I don’t think they need explanation so I’ll just leave it to pictures except for picture of guy with 4 women…he’s the 4th king of Bhutan and they are his 4 wives. He will be 60 this year. His son, the … Read more Signs and Messages
I have been back in the States since Monday, jet-lagged and adjusting to the weather and the fact that I now have to squeeze a bunch of Christmas preparation into the next couple of weeks. Glad to be back though! The trip was wonderful and unforgettable. I feel compelled to share some additional thoughts on … Read more Masters of Ceremony
Although this is a more statistical, factual account of my 18 days in Bhutan, I think it will give you a sense for the country and the trip through it. Over my time in Bhutan I: Stayed in 10 hotels toured 20 temples toured 10 dzongs (in my opinion, you’ve seen one dzong, you’ve seen … Read more The Bhutan Wrap Up
Almost since I arrived in Bhutan, my guide, Chencho has been asking about my interest in going out one night to what he referred to as an “Entertainment Center”. When I asked him what went on at a Bhutanese Entertainment Center, he typcially responded vaguely that women dance, you give them money and you drink … Read more Now That’s Entertainment?
Before I get into today’s post, I’d like to add a postscript to the one on hiking in Bhutan. I didn’t want to leave you with the impression that the fine folks here in Bhutan are a bunch of perverts or anything, so I’d like to pick up where I left off…penises. Actually, the first … Read more Rustic “Charm”
I had a picture, albeit vague, of what my 18 days in Bhutan would be like and now that I’m here for about a week, I’d like to try to paint a picture for you of the experience thus far. With the exception of the travel days where we are driving to the next “city”, … Read more Hiking in Bhutan
Thanksgiving day is the day we set aside for giving thanks. I think gratitude and acceptance are two of the most important attitudes for a happy life. I have a lot to be thankful for. A wonderful family, great friends, a wonderful 33 year career at Con Edison working with a terrific bunch of dedicated … Read more Thanks in Giving
I have been on the road a lot. I thought that retirement would bring less time commuting, but my first 2 weeks in India have included a lot of time sitting in the car. It’s a big country. I have found India to be full of surprises, and this includes what happens on the roads. … Read more Driving Miss Crazy!
This is my first ever post on my first ever blog so I’m a little anxious. Is there such a thing as blogger’s anxiety? I think the anxiety comes from not knowing exactly what to do here. I think it also stems from my being an fairly private person. I normally don’t share a lot … Read more Hello world!